#Miller High Life – PorchDrinking.com
So, there I was, standing outside on a cold March night in Chicago watching Off Color’s social media manager Ben Ustick and co-founder Dave Bleitner (lovingly called “The Other Guy”) methodically put together the fence that would block off their soon-to-be-open patio space. There was a palpable excitement shared between Ben and Dave as they hammered each 2×4 into place. The patio meant something more than just providing extra seating on a swanky summer day. It was validation that Off Color’s grand experiment had paid off.
The new taproom space, dubbed the Mousetrap, has been a smashing success as it has provided Dave and the other Co-Founder Jon Laffler (the one you usually see in the papers) with more room to share their craft beer genius with hordes of willing Chicagoans. While 2017 was an exciting year for Off Color Brewing, with more momentum and new experiments in the hopper, 2018 is shaping up to be even better.
For many Porchdrinkers, the second week of October has brought hardship and struggle (except for those jerks who were having a blast at GABF). The ingenious inventor of the #Bovapose evacuated her home before a Hurricane. Many struggled to keep their sanity during a bizarre presidential debate. I caught a cold. It’s now time to celebrate our collective coping mechanism and explore What We’re Drinking.
Big meets small. Corporate meets…well whatever the most opposite of corporate can be. That was my initial thought when I heard that Off Color Brewing and Miller High Life were collaborating on a beer together. The result – Eeek! an American Wild Ale set for release this Saturday at Off Color.
Happy Monday, folks! As always, the Growler is here to soothe your Monday blues with the best news stories from the craft beer world. This week, we will be giving you an update on Stone’s new facility in Berlin, highlighting charity work done by Odell, and giving you the details of the newest Texas bill that could allow for sales of ‘take home’ beer. Catch up on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
This week’s beer news is slightly informative and mostly entertaining. Stone beers are now available in Canada, someone stole tons of Miller High Life, and CraftBeer.com put out a free food and beer course. Read on and get up to date with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.